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3 D Pop Up Card Tutorial

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3 D Pop Up card
       Dear friends designed this 3 D Window Pop up Card combining techniques from the Tunnel card tutorial and Interactive Window card tutorial featuring simple accordion folded steps as the pop  up mechanism.The 3 D window [but not the arch] can fold flat onto the snowy Christmas scene featuring Santa and his reindeers in this pop up card.
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Pop Up Christmas card
        I added a rhinestone embellished foam Christmas tree and silver snowflakes on the steps in front of the windows.The snow was hand cut from felt and the roses are foam roses[Here are the tutorial links : Foam rose tutorial 1, Foam rose tutorial 2]
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Foam Roses

3 D Window Pop up card tutorial 

Materials Required
2 A4 size thick Paper - One to make the windows and one to make the background and steps.Contrasting colors are better to enhance the 3 D effect
Glue and Scissors
To cut windows- cut your windows using a craft knife and a cutting mat/ kitchen cutting board or use dies if you have a die cutting machine
Optional : Scoring board
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Pop up card tutorial 
Make the windows : I used an A 4 pattern paper with a silver brocade pattern. You can use cardstock/ ivory sheets /thick good quality pattern paper.You will need only half of an A 4 card plus 3/4 inches. Fold the A 4 card in half and keeping approx 3/4 inches from the fold line as a glue tab discard the rest as shown in the pictorial.
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Pop up card tutorial 
Cut the windows : Use a craft knife and cutting board[ you can use a clean kitchen board if you don't have a craft mat] or your dies to cut out windows leaving at least a 3/4 inch border all around [anything less and your window front will not be stable and will buckle hopelessly !!]
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Pop up card tutorial 
To make the background and steps: Fold the base A 4 card in half .Score half of this A4 card every 3/4 inches and accordion fold as shown in the pictorial. It doesnt really matter if you dont have a scoring board as I am sure we have all made paper fans in childhood and its pretty much the same kind of accordion folds and you don't have to be super accurate even!
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Pop up card tutorial 
Glue the tab of your window panel onto the unfolded half of the "background  card" as shown.You can either glue in front or behind like I have done.
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Pop up card tutorial 
Add scenic elements on your background card. I hand cut my snowy landscape from felt and my santa and reindeer are die cut from glitter foam.
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Pop up card tutorial 
Glue your window panel on the 2nd mountain formed by the accordion folds as shown in the pictorial. If you wish you can even add some more pop up design elements on the accordion folds behind your window
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Pop up card tutorial 
It can get a bit tricky to defy gravity on the steps in front of your pop up window.The picture shows how I made my Christmas tree stand upright by supporting it with additional foam glued to both slopes of the step.
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Pop up card tutorial 
This pop up card design can fold absolutely flat to fit into an envelope.This particular Pop up christmas card however needs a box envelope courtesy the foam roses and the 3 D arches I added atop my windows
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Pop up card tutorial 
I love making Pop up and  interactive cards as I have a very appreciative little girl at home and happy to tell you that this particular pop up card design received a thumbs up after thorough inspection by my 8 year old  [ though she did say she preferred Santa Claus to have eyes !]
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Pop up card tutorial 
I hope you like this pop up mechanism.Do check out my Craft tutorials page for more tutorials including 24 Pop up card tutorials 

Supplies :Dies: Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf strip  ,Cheery Lynn Windows A , Sizzix Santa sleigh with reindeer,Spellbinder Curved Borders 2 , Spellbinder Holiday tree ,Memory Box Frostyville borer 

73 comments:

  1. Youvare amazing with interactive cards and this is no exception! You have mastered the art of child friendly creations!

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  2. Fantastic pop up card designing, Sonia and as always loved the tutorial!!

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  3. This is just beautiful. You are so creative, love the design of this card.
    Love It!! :D
    Deborah xxx

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  4. Loved the window design. Amazing asusual :)

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  5. Very impressive! you have put in quite a bit of time and effort here! love the results, and the tutorial!

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  6. Wow how beautiful... You are so amazing Sonia!

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  7. This is a jaw dropping card for sure!! loved the way you have created!

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  8. Sonia, this is amazing...will be for my granddaughters for Christmas. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this tutorial with us. hugs, Ursula

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  9. Fabulous card that creates a wonderful santa sleigh scene. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Love the card design, nice work
    Hugs Julie P

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  11. Such a stunning card. Love all the attention to details.

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  12. Oh wow Sonia, I love this, its stunning!!!
    Kevin xx

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  13. Absolutely fabulous! I always love your detailed photo's and I see you know have print button as well! ow awesome is the arch you added and the roses as well. Your daughter will be creative like you when she grows up! And I see you have entered this beautiful card in the Sweet Stamps challenge- so putting on my DT hat- Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

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  14. Your cards are always fantastic. This one is just amazing. The detail you put into them is impressive

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  15. Gorgeous pop up card, love all the layers & sparkle

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this fortnight, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  16. pretty! another beautiful creation & with roses! awesome :)

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  17. This is really sweet, Sonia!! I love it so much!! xx Thanks for the tutorial :))
    Thanks for playing along with us at Dies R Us, wish to see you at our next challenge!!
    Hugs,
    Mikha

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  18. Another gorgeous and inspirational creations.xx Thanks for this tutorial one I am sure I will try.xx
    aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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  19. this is just amazing...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    ~Tina~
    sweetie dt

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  20. Oh wow - this is fabulous Sonia and I love the step by step tutorial Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  21. Stunning!! I love the Santa in the window. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Craftin Desert Divas Red, White and Blue Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Craftin Desert Diva DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

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  22. This is so beautiful! I love the gorgeous die cuts and of course the roses!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  23. Stunning card and great tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  24. Wow, amazing project! Fantastic details and die-cuts! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us "Christmas in July" Challenge.

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  25. Fab card and fab tutorial, your project fits in with our theme of 'Aperture card' at Digi Choosday Challenge, perfectly. Thanks for joining in the fun! Yvonne (DT)

    Digi Choosday Challenge

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  26. This is totally gorgeous! love the tree so much! Such intricate design!

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  27. OMG this is FABULOUS Dr. Sonia! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS IN JULY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  28. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

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  29. this s amazing!!! this is fabulous!! thanks for the tutorial... 1 small suggestion though.. intead of the pink roses, if you had added something in silver color, I feel that would have made it even more beautiful.. just my thought.... tfs..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Ha Ha Berina when I craft I often end up throwing together what I already have!! I had made the foam roses long back and even though poinsettias would have looked more apt on an xmas card I went ahead and made a rosy christmas card! I have never made silver flowers...I should try your idea!! Thank you Berina

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  30. Another stunning creation by you, Sonia.

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  31. Wow, what a gorgeous project!! The dimension is amazing!! I love the design and details!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial, too!! Love, love this!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  32. Lovely pop up card Dr Sonia ..i love all the die cuts and the felt snow and the ever green foam roses from you .. :)

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  33. I forgot to thank you for playing along at Craftin Desert Divas!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  34. This is so lovely! Just Beautiful!

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  35. Wow Sonia, this is wonderful. I love how you look through the window to see Santa Claus on his sleigh. Beautifully made and we'll thought out. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and Good Luck.
    Julie x

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  36. Fabulous creation! Love the foil paper you used and all the die cuts! Wonderful tutorial! Thanks so much for joining us for "Christmas in July" Dies R Us Challenge! Come back soon!:-)

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  37. Gorgeous card and I love how you go through the each step!! Great job!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Party Time Tuesdays Red, White and Blue Challenge!!

    Elina- DT member, Party Time Tuesdays

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  38. What a fabulous card, very imaginative design and great combination of dies. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  39. So intricate! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

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  40. Oh wow. This is beautiful!

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  41. Lovely card. thank you for the tutorial

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  42. Fabulous card hun really lovely and thank you so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown hugs Judith DT x

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  43. Wow ,A wonderful card ! The shiny silver paper n arches have added grandeur to the card !Loved the combination of pop-up n step card !

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  44. Just beautiful! I love the tree and that wonderful scene you created outside the window. It is cooling me down just to look at this wintry card.

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  45. Wow wow wow !!!!!!!!!! this is awesome creation.Thanks for participating at cscc#5.best wishes

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  46. Awesome! Your patient tutorial is what I like the most :). Thank you Sonia for sharing the step by step tutorial :).

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  47. Simply beautiful!!! Your projects are always so detailed and stunning! You much such great care into each creation!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us!!!
    Shelly

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  48. Ah this is super, thanks for the tutorial too its brilliant. Thank you for playing on Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge for July, Love Hazel (Didos) Guest DT xx

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  49. Fantastic card - thanks for sharing for Completely Christmas and CCAYR challenge, Hazel, DTs - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  50. Dr. Sonia,
    Amazing card. I am awestruck. The detail, the colors...the patience. You did an amazing job. Great tutorial...thank you. Love the roses...foam, never thought of that, will have to give that a go. Amazing, just amazing.

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  51. Stunning pop-up card. Thanks for the tutorial too. Looks easier than I thought. Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations. Nance, DT

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  52. As per usual , stunning again! Love it and the tutorial.

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  53. Such a pretty and detailed card Dr.Sonia. I wonder how you get time in your busy schedule!! Kudos to you :)

    Thanks for the tutorial as well.

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  54. What a brilliant pop up card, love the scene! Thanks for sharing it with us for our Aperture cards challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck! Hope to see you again when our next one starts tomorrow
    Julie x
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine DT member
    Digi Choosday DT member
    Sketch N Stash DT Member
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

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  55. A very clever and pretty project. x

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  56. oh wow Sonia, this is fabulous, do so love your creativity and your amazing tutorials
    hugs Kate xx

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  57. Wow, that took a bit of work and it is so lovely. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  58. Very pretty and creative card Sonia! I came here from Jaya's blog, so will definitely scoot around! ;-)

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  59. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge "Winter Scene" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  60. Hi Dr Sonia !!!!

    Your creations are always so beautiful and awesome!!!

    Moushumi

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  61. WOW! That card is amazing! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

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  62. Fabulous, fantastic project, Sonia!
    Thanks for visiting my blog, I have read your comment

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  63. Fantastic Tutorial...

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  64. Oh my goodness! this is most shimmery and stunning pop up, Love the intricate details :) Thank you for sharing with CSCC !

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  65. Wow oh wow, this is just amazing!! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and then Fox and also at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  66. Very beautiful Card Soniaji

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  67. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

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  68. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

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  69. such a cute child friendly card !!!! Love the tute doc ! u did a great job like always
    Thanks for playing with us on BGC this fortnight !

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  70. Another stunning project, Dr Sonia!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  71. This is so beautiful & the tutorial so easy. TFS at CSCC#5.

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